Icon: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (4 CD box set, APE)
Icon: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (4 CD box set, APE)

Orchestra: Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti, Orchestra Sinfonica da Camera dell’Ente dei Pomeriggi Musicale di Milan
Conductor: Franco Caracciolo, Ettore Gracis, Edmond de Stoutz
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 4 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 966 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc: 1
01. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne
02. Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), ‘Pastorale’
03. Sonata for keyboard in C minor, K. 11 (L. 352)
04. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3: 1. Allegretto con brio
05. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3: 2. Adagio
06. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3: 3. Scherzo
07. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3: 4. Allegro assai
08. Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35: Book 1. Variations 1-8
09. Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35: Book 1. Variations 10-12
10. Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35: Book 2. Variations 1-2
11. Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35: Book 2. Variations 5-8
12. Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35: Book 2. Variations 10-13
13. Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35: Book 2. Variations 3-4
14. Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35: Book 1. Variations 13-14
15. Melancholy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/5
16. Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/5
17. Cançons i dansas No. 1, for piano (‘La Filla del carmesí – Danse de Castellterçol’)
18. Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18: No. 8. Malagueña
19. Spanish Dances (12), in 4 volumes for piano, Op. 37, H. 142, DLR 1:2: No. 5. Andaluza (Playera)

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Disc: 2
01. Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415 (K. 387b): 1. Allegro – Cadenza
02. Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415 (K. 387b): 2. Andante
03. Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415 (K. 387b): 3. Allegro
04. Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K. 450: 1. Allegro – Cadenza
05. Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K. 450: 2. Andante
06. Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K. 450: 3. Allegro – Cadenza
07. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 1. Allegro – Cadenza
08. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio
09. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 3. Allegro assai

Disc: 3
01. Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11: 1. Vivace
02. Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11: 2. Un poco adagio
03. Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11: 3. Rondo all’ungherese
04. Keyboard Concerto in G major, H. 18/4: 1. Allegro
05. Keyboard Concerto in G major, H. 18/4: 2. Adagio cantabile
06. Keyboard Concerto in G major, H. 18/4: 3. Rondo: Presto
07. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 1. Préambule
08. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 2. Pierrot
09. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 3. Arlequin
10. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 4. Valse noble
11. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 5. Eusebius
12. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 6. Florestan
13. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 7. Coquette
14. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 8. Réplique
15. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 9. Papillons
16. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 10. A.S.C.H. – S.C.H.A. (Lettres dansantes)
17. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 11. Chiarina
18. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 12. Chopin
19. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 13. Estrella
20. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 14. Reconnaissance
21. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 15. Pantalon et Colombine
22. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 16. Valse allemande
23. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: Intermezzo (Paganini)
24. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 17. Aveu
25. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 18. Promenade
26. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 19. Pause
27. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 20. Marche des ‘Davidsbündler’ contre les Philistins

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Disc: 4
01. Piano Concerto in G major: 1. Allegramente
02. Piano Concerto in G major: 2. Adagio assai
03. Piano Concerto in G major: 3. Presto
04. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 1. Allegro vivace
05. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 2. Largo
06. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 3. Allegro vivace
07. Album für die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68: No. 38. Winterzeit
08. Album für die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68: No. 37. Matrosenlied
09. Album für die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68: No. 39. Winterlied 2
10. Mazurka for piano No. 47 in A minor, Op. 68/2, CT. 97
11. Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198
12. Waltz for piano No. 9 in A flat major (‘L’adieu’) Op. 69/1, CT. 215
13. Images (3), for piano, Set I, L. 110: 1. Reflets dans l’eau: Andantino molto

Michelangeli recordings from his prime

Michelangeli’s Ravel concerto, Bach/Busoni, Scarlatti, and other performances from this era shine like fire. Perfection doused in white heat. We also get his refined Haydn and strange Shumann (I much prefer his DG Shumann!) from the 1970’s. Buy this set and listen to the three composers I mentioned in the first sentence and I bet very highly that you will not be disappointed.

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